ERIN DUKE

Erin Duke is a conductor, composer, educator and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. Erin is passionate about her work with young musicians - teaching both percussion and conducting to a wide gambit of students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley, Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, Citrus College as well Azusa Pacific University. She currently serves as a graduate conducting associate at Azusa Pacific University where she is completing her M.M. in Instrumental Conducting under the guidance of Dr. John Burdett. Erin holds a double Bachelor of Music degree from Azusa Pacific University in both Percussion Performance and Composition.

Her experience in composition is centered around composing for wind band and percussion ensemble. She has been acclaimed for her percussion works via the publishing company Tapspace Percussion, as well as being featured in the Percussive Notes journal. Erin has long-standing associations with a number of musical organizations, including the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Most recently she has earned conducting grants from CBDNA and the University of Miami receiving the Mike Moss Study Grant and an instrumental conducting fellowship at the inaugural Frost Young Women Conductors' Symposium.

This is Erin's first season with Élan Percussion.